Massage & Polarity Therapy

How Can Massage Reduce Stress?

Massage helps one become more aware of physical tension and relieves it by giving the body a state of relaxation and well being. Allowing therapeutic touch can give much needed emotional support in times of heavy stress. A therapeutic massage helps the nervous system to minimize stress, remove tension in soft tissue, returns heart rate, blood pressure, and circulation to healthy levels. Massage greatly reduces stress, can address pain on many levels, and works best with other supportive health measures: rest, exercise, and a balanced diet. Having a regular massage is important maintenance for the body, providing an internal tune up and relaxed state of mind.

Massage Options

  • Deep Tissue
  • Soft Tissue Rehabilitation
  • Traditional Relaxation
  • Sports Massage
  • Pre & Post Natal Massage
  • Myofascial Massage Therapy
  • Neuro-Muscular Therapy
  • Polarity Therapy

Benefits of Massage Therapy

  • Mental & Emotional
    • Reduces mental stress
    • Improves ability to monitor stress
    • Enhances the ability to think more clearly
    • Increases the capacity to be more creative
    • Creates feelings of deep well-being
    • Raises positive self image and self esteem
    • Heightens awareness of mind/body connection
    • Provides a relaxed state of alertness
  • Physical
    • Allows the body to experience a deep state of relaxation
    • Relieves muscle tension and stiffness
    • Increases joint flexibility
    • Helps fine tune athletic performance
    • Promotes deeper and easier breathing
    • Improves circulation
    • Strengthens immune system
    • Provides relief from headache and other body pain

Private Infant Massage

We offer infant massage sessions/classes for babies four weeks to crawling. We create a safe, nurturing environment that invites exploration while encouraging attachment. Learn fun ways to include massage in your daily routine as your baby grows and changes.

Topics and Activities Include:
Parent (or caregiver)/infant communication
Infant massage strokes
Comforting and soothing
Reducing digestive distress

Sessions/classes are $90 for a single session and $180 for double sessions. This fee includes up to two grown-ups per baby.

Polarity Therapy

Polarity therapy is an East meets West modality that uses a vast awareness of anatomy and has deep roots in physiology, helping people to gain greater awareness of energetic blockages that can create physical issues and discomforts. Polarity can be helpful to people who are recovering from traumatic experiences, whether physical or emotional. Please call for additional information and rates.

Therapeutic Massage & Polarity Therapy Brochure (216 kb PDF file)

Massage Therapy services are provided by:

Elise Aikman L M T Eril Andes C M T, A P P Emma Greene C M T